FARMINGTON, Utah - Sacramento State goalkeeper Aaliyah Fesili was named the Big Sky Conference's Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Aaliyah Fesili of @SacStateWSoccer posted a pair of road shutouts against two of the league's top teams with 11 saves to earn her second #BigSkySoccer Defensive Player of the Week honor!— Big Sky Soccer (@BigSky_Soccer) October 22, 2019
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Fesili posted back-to-back clean sheets over the weekend, helping lead the Hornets to a big 1-0-1 weekend road trip through Montana and Northern Colorado. In a brutal road trip playing two of the league's top teams, the Honolulu native totaled 11 saves in 200 minutes of action. She began the week with eight saves in a scoreless draw against league leader Montana before adding three stops in a 1-0 shutout of Northern Colorado.
The redshirt sophomore leads the Big Sky with a 0.69 goals against average and .875 save percentage. She is also tied for first with eight clean sheets on the season.
The award is the second of the year for Fesili, who was also named the Big Sky's Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3. The selection is the fifth this year for the Hornets. In addition to Fesili's two nods, Camila Fonseca (Oct. 8), Tiffany Miras (Sept. 24), and Kylee Kim-Bustillos (Sept. 17) have all been recognized, as well.
Sacramento State's five Player of the Week selections are the most by a Hornets team since the 2007 squad had seven weekly honors.